Sporty, sporty: Five ŠKODA greats at Wörthersee GTI Meeting

› Highlights at Wörthersee: Fabia R5 rally car, Fabia R5 Combi show car, ‘Trainee Car’ ŠKODA FUNstar and Fabia with Red & Grey Plus design package
› Fastest Octavia of all time: ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230
› Raising the pulse: take a ride in the ŠKODA Fabia R5
› Get in the racing spirit: drive mini racing cars in ŠKODA’s ‘Crazy Rally Ride’

Mladá Boleslav/Reifnitz, 13 May 2015 – ŠKODA will be showing its sporty side at the legendary GTI Meeting in Wörthersee from 13 to 16 May. The brand will be presenting no less than five exciting ŠKODA sports cars at the cult event, including four sporty versions of the ŠKODA Fabia and the racy ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230. Visitors can also look forward to some great racing action with mini racing cars in ‘ŠKODA’s Crazy Rally Ride’.

Today is the opening day of the 34th GTI Meeting in Reifnitz, Austria. As many as 200,000 tuning and motorsport enthusiasts are expected to attend the event open until Sunday.

The ŠKODA Fabia R5 will be heading to Wörthersee straight after the model’s very first race. Three weeks ago, ŠKODA’s brand new racing car celebrated its dazzling world premiere with a triumphant victory at the opening of this year’s Czech Rally Championship. The model features some ultramodern technology, including the 1.6-litre turbo engine, all-wheel-drive, sequential five-speed transmission and McPherson struts.

ŠKODA’s designers have reinterpreted the Fabia R5 as an estate model to create the surprising ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi show car, with highlights including the green, white and black paint job, 18-inch alloys, powerful bumpers, flared mudguards and doorsills, as well as a huge rear spoiler.

The ŠKODA FUNstar – ŠKODA’s ‘Trainee Car’ will be celebrating its world premiere at Wörthersee. The sassy pickup, based on the Fabia, was designed and constructed by ŠKODA apprentices in months of hard work. A 1400-Watt sound system provides a surround sound experience for all passengers to enjoy.

The ŠKODA Fabia is showing off its sporty ambition with the Red & Grey Plus design package. The moon-white Fabia kitted out with ŠKODA genuine accessories is a real eye catcher: the model’s many interesting features inclue red and grey stripes run over the bonnet, roof and boot, complementing the red 17-inch alloys and wing mirror casings.

The new ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230 completes ŠKODA’s grand appearance at Wörthersee. The fastest Octavia Combi (estate) of all time reaches a top speed of 247 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. This is also the first series-produced vehicle from ŠKODA to feature an electronically controlled front-axle differential lock for particularly dynamic cornering.

In addition to the sporty model highlights, ŠKODA will again be hosting a special kind of ŠKODA racing experience for all ages at Wörthersee. Visitors can take part in ‘ŠKODA’s Crazy Rally’ – a special racing track next to the stands where contestants go head-to-head in mini racing cars.

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